Calendar for The Couples Club of Rossmoor

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Thursday October 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Monday November 4, 2019 7:00 PM
Thursday November 21, 2019 1:00 PM
Monday December 2, 2019 7:00 PM
Thursday December 19, 2019 1:00 PM

The Evening Book Club group meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room 3 at Gateway.

Club members are welcome to attend the meeting, and no RSVP is necessary. (more…)

Tuesday October 22, 2019 9:30 AM
Tuesday October 29, 2019 9:30 AM
Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:30 AM
Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:30 AM
Tuesday November 19, 2019 9:30 AM
Tuesday November 26, 2019 9:30 AM
Tuesday December 3, 2019 8:00 AM
Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:00 AM
Tuesday December 17, 2019 9:00 AM
Tuesday December 24, 2019 9:00 AM
Tuesday December 31, 2019 9:00 AM

The Women’s Bridge Group meets every Tuesday at 9:30 in the Card Room upstairs at Dollar Clubhouse.


Friday November 1, 2019 8:00 AM
Friday December 6, 2019 8:00 AM


The men’s First Friday Breakfast group meets at the Creekside Grill in Rossmoor.

It’s a convenient location, a beautiful setting, good food, and reasonable prices, including a $6.50 “early bird special”.
Bring cash to pay your separate check.

For information call Pete Peterson at 412-302-6644. 

Wednesday April 10, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday April 24, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday May 1, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday May 8, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday May 15, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday May 29, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday June 19, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday June 26, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 3, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 17, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday July 24, 2019 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Men’s Bridge Group plays every Wednesday afternoon from 1 until 3 p.m at Dollar Clubhouse in the 2nd-floor card room. 

We usually have lunch on the first Wednesday of the month before Bridge at 11:30 at Creekside Grill..


Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Thursday November 14, 2019 6:00 PM
Thursday November 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Thursday December 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Thursday December 26, 2019 6:00 PM

 Men’s Poker Faces plays between 6 and 9 p.m. in the Pine Room at Hillside, on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.

We are always looking for new players.  For information about what we play and how serious we are,

call Bob Harren at 415-336-2152 or


Monday October 21, 2019 8:20 AM
Monday November 18, 2019 8:20 AM
Monday December 16, 2019 8:20 AM


The participants in Mens’ 3rd Monday Breakfast will choose the restaurant when they all arrive at Gateway at 8:20 a.m.
So come with a suggestion of where you want to go for breakfast. No need to call to say you are coming.

For more information call Don Mintz 925-705-7512.

Monday April 15, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The “Poor Man’s Tax Party” last month was very well attended by over 200 members and guests, some attired in raggedy clothes keeping with the theme. 
The meatloaf and mashed potatoes served had many of us talking about how our mother’s used to make it.  It was an inexpensive way to feed a big family. 
The barbershop quartet entertained with some oldies, and then had us singing along too.  Also, the centerpieces were handmade pink piggy banks with money sticking out.  The money looked so real. 
Thanks to all those members that made this such a fun event:  You all know how to throw a great party!

1st row: Charlotte Orren, Judy Hirsch, Idelle Roth, Steve Hirsch, Glenn Orren
2nd row: Chris Yahng, Joe Tracy, Esta Podberesky , Richard Roth,
Elaine Kutler, Bernie Podberesky, Joanne Tracy






Monday October 28, 2019 1:00 PM
Monday November 25, 2019 1:00 PM
Monday December 23, 2019 1:00 PM

The Couples Club Board meets on the 4th Monday of each month except in December.  Meetings are usually in the Mulligan Room at Creekside at 1 p.m.




Friday May 3, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cinco de Mayo, May 3rd, 5:30 p.m. at the Event Center 

Last month’s Cinco de Mayo event was a great success.  Everyone really seemed to enjoy the band.  The margaritas, beer, tacos bar and lots of other Mexican food filled us up deliciously.  It takes a lot of members to put on one of our monthly parties for over 200. 

Thank you to all those who made it happen: 

Chair, Katherine Cheema; AlanSwanson; Jan & Gene Widdel; Karen & Jerry Mikuls; Vicky Lucas; Larry Jensen; Elaine & Kris Kimball; Joanne & Gayl Thorne; Nancy & Mike Conrad; Helen & Duane Carroll; Merrie Bailey; Tom Hanson; and Board Info Coordinators, Carol Caputo & Rich Schlenker. 

You all know how to throw a great party!

Here are some great pictures from the Event.

For more information, contact Katherine Cheema at (925)216-9405.





Sunday June 16, 2019 6:00 PM

Bocce and Italian Dinner, Sunday, June 23rd, 2 p.m. at Hillside

The Bocce and Italian dinner event last weekend was very fun.  Lots of members enjoyed playing Bocce, and many of us got to play more than one game.  It was a warm day, but we stayed cool under the pop-up shades and umbrellas courtesy of the Bocce Club.

Then we went inside to have our wine and food, which was generous and delicious.

It takes so many members to make an event like this happen.  The Club wants to thank event Chairwoman Ann Peterson, Board Information Coordinator, Elaine Thompson, and the many members who volunteered to help with this event: Brock Arner; Gil & Lynn Baird; Susan Day; Bruce Freeland; Kathy & Bob Johnson; Drue & Phil Kramer; Matt & Joann Matthews; Allen & Sherie Pedersen; Jacklynn Roenspie; John Shaw; John & Janine Walkinshaw; Floyd & Gery Yearout and so many others that monitored the Bocce play.

You all did a great job.  We wouldn’t have great parties without all of our volunteers.









Saturday July 6, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday August 3, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Saturday September 7, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM



The final scramble for the season will be Saturday, October 5th with a 2:00 p.m. start time.
NOTE this is 1/2 hour earlier due to shorter days.

Check in at 1:30 to pay greens fee and rent cart if needed.
The usual Pizza Happy Hour will be at Dollar Picnic Grounds following play.
Bring your own beverage of choice.

Since we have excess funds in the treasury the cost will be only $15.00 per couple.
Send your check to Linda Spiegelman, 3520 Rossmoor Parkway, #1 E7 by Saturday, September 28th.
Sign ups are limited to 32 couples so get your checks in early.
Thank you Joan & Frank Alosi and Holly & Roger Bass for volunteering to arrange the Happy Hour.

This activity is a social mixer for Couples Club golf couples.
Play is a non competitive scramble that uses the Twilight format.
Pairings are done by the golf shop staff.
Each foursome should sit together for dinner.

Monday July 22, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Oldies but Goodies, Monday, July 22rd, 5:30 p.m., Event Center

172 Couples Club guests were greeted by Classic Cars provided by:
Rick Cox (1978 Mercedes 300D), Jay Kline (1951 MG) and Mary Ellen Ratcliff (1939 Chevrolet Business Coupe).

Not only Vintage cars but bowls made out of records and old 45’s covered the tables decorated by Charlotte Orren.

Larry Ruff produced a video demonstrating different dance styles through the decades.

Creekside catered the event with hors d’ oeuvres of pigs in a blanket, baked potato skins, and flatbread pizza. A diner-style buffet dinner included beef and chicken sliders, macaroni and cheese with truffle glaze, potato fries, onion rings, and salad. Dessert was an ice cream Sunday bar and cookies.

After dinner, DJ Terry Newberry got the crowd rockin’ and rollin’ with music from the ’40s to the ’80s.

A huge thank you to the committee for their ideas and follow-through:

Elaine and Jay Kutler, Phyllis and Jerry Jones, Sally Arnold and David Mancini, Rob Bales, Susan and Bob Day, Kay Doyle, Mary and Phil Neff, Charlotte Orren, Karen and Pete Peterson, Judy and Roger Rolke, and Larry Ruff.

This was a great party! Here are some pix…

Saturday August 10, 2019 6:00 PM

     What a wonderful time everyone had at the Folk Fest in August!  The committee did a terrific job with decorations, entertainment, games, food and beverages.  

Sue Cannon, Board Info Coordinator, wanted to thank her awesome fun creative committee.  She loved working with them to create a new event for the Club.  

Committee members were:  Jerry & Joan Groark, reservations; Judy & Roger Rolke, check-in; Ed Lowe, artist of Dylan poster & signs; Alice Lowe, entertainment; Gail & Doug Todoroff, decorations; Lonna Wolf, catering; Bernie Wolf, beverages; and John Swearingen, beverages, games and overall handyman.  

Thank you one and all!  

Tuesday November 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Tuesday December 10, 2019 7:00 PM

The Flick Fans of the Couples Club

The Flick Fans needs a new Coordinator to organize the group.

This job entails picking a movie and hosting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Peacock Theater.

If you like Movies, call Sherie Pedersen on 925-254-2269 or email her at



Friday September 20, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Couples Club of Rossmoor is presenting a Cabaret on Friday, September 20, 2019 in the Donner Room at the Event Center at 7 p.m. The evening will start with signature cocktails: Kir Royale, French wines or non-alcoholic sparkling drinks. If you wish you may bring your own beverage.

Girards Catering will pass a variety of appetizers during the cocktail and social time including savory cream puffs filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese, orange zest and dill; warm French garlic bread with caramelized onions; lemon zested bruschetta with an artichoke, parmesan, sundried tomato and basil topping; roast beef French dips served in small sourdough bowls with Provolone and cabernet au jus; chicken Cordon Bleu served on puff pastry squares with ham and Swiss cheese; and marble rye rounds topped with melted brie, roasted grapes, walnut, and arugula.

At 8 pm members will be seated at tables in the Tahoe Room in a cabaret-like setting, to enjoy performances by Duo Gadjo: Isabelle Fontaine and Jeff Magidson, and the Golden Follies.
Duo Gadjo’s music is inspired by the sounds of the ’20s and ’30s when jazz was the thing and Paris was the place to be. Their style is generally called ‘French Cafe’ and their repertoire spans from Bal-Musette to Edith Piaf, and Serge Gainsbourg. They accompany themselves on guitars and the Melodica, but the real feature is Isabelle Fontaine’s sultry vocals.

The Golden Follies is a fast-paced Las Vegas-style revue, featuring performers ages 55 and over, strutting their stuff to musical sounds from nostalgia to today’s hottest sounds. These talented artists are adorned in gorgeous, colorful costumes, execute stylish choreography and set the stage on fire with their tapping feet.
They have been performing their stylized musical and dance revues for many years and have appeared at the Paramount Theatre, The Town Hall in Lafayette, and dozens of other locations.
The Directors and originators of The Golden Follies are a sister team, Diane Stawicki and Susan Bostwick. They have used their extensive performance background in dance to choreograph the shows as well as design the costumes, arrange music and concepts. They have performed throughout the US and Europe.\

At the conclusion of the show, a platter of little sweets cookies will be served along with a bottle of champagne to complete the evening. Decaf coffee and tea will also be available in the Donner Room.

The cost for the evening is $30 per member and $40 per guest of members. Send checks, payable to Couples Club of Rossmoor, to Gerda Peterson at 2625 Ptarmigan, No. 4, Entry 16. Reservation checks must be received by Friday, September 6 with no refunds or cancellations after the cut-off date.
It is advisable to get your check in early. Club members always have priority for an event until the cut-off date. Guests of single members have the same priority as members and pay member cost. Other guests are accommodated on a space available basis and in the order by date their check was received.

The event will be open seating. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson on 925-300-3754 or


Monday October 28, 2019 6:00 PM

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6:00 to 9:30 PM at the Event Center

The Couples Club of Rossmoor is planning a “German” style OKTOBERFEST.

The evening will begin at 6 PM and will feature German and other beers as well as non-alcoholic beer and soft drinks.
If you have a “beer-stein” bring it along to be part of the fun!

Appetizers will consist of self-service pretzels, and served kielbasa and bacon flat bread, spaten beer German style meatballs, and cheese curd beer pretzel bites.
The buffet will offer a salad of tomato, sweet onion and cucumber, bratwurst, slow cooked chicken in a creamy paprika sauce, German potato pancakes with sour cream and cabbage and carrot saute.
Those who want a vegetarian option can chose the salad and the German potato pancakes with sour cream.
Dessert will be apple turnovers and coffee will also be available.  

Long tables will provide open seating. Those wanting wine with dinner are welcome to bring your own bottle.

The talented and award-winning Grand Isle Fire Brigade Street Band will provide music for the evening.
They will play a variety of German and other music and you will have an opportunity to use you voice in “singing-along” with words on the screen.

The evening will cost $40.00 per person and $50.00 per guest with priority given to members.

Please make checks payable to the Couples Club of Rossmoor.
You can mail your check to Tom Hansen 3033 Golden Rain #6 Entry 23, Walnut Creek, CA 94595 or put the check in the box on the front porch bench.

People wanting “nicknames” on their badges should provide this information along with their checks.

The deadline for receiving reservations is October 18, 2019. No refunds will be issued after that date.
For more information, call Glenn Orren at (925) 932-2587.

Sunday November 17, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Couples Club of Rossmoor presents

our “Wine and Sign” social event and Annual Meeting

on 17 November 2019.

More details later!

Sunday December 15, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Couples Club presents our Holiday Dinner Dance

on 15 December 2019 at the Event Center.

More details later!

Wednesday October 16, 2019 11:30 AM
Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:30 AM
Wednesday December 18, 2019 6:00 PM

The Ladies Who Lunch group of the Couples Club plans a monthly outing to a Restaurant in the local area. 

The Ladies Who Lunch group of the Couples Club of Rossmoor will dine on Wednesday, October 16th at Bridges.  It is located in the heart of downtown of Danville at 44 Church Street.

 Enjoy great food in a comfortable, urban casual setting.  Their signature menu of irresistible favorites, relaxing ambiance, and warm hospitality blend together to make Bridges the perfect spot for lunch. View the menu at

The ladies will gather at 11:30 a.m. in the Gateway parking lot, at the corner of Golden Rain and Tice Creek, to form carpools. 

This ladies group is a social gathering, usually once a month, for a long time and new club members.  It is a great way to get to know others in the Club in a smaller more intimate atmosphere. 

New members are especially encouraged to participate.  For reservations, call or email Lilly Kite at, 925-939-3754 or by Sunday, 13 October  For last minute cancellations, call Eleanor Clark at 925-937-1623.

The Couples Club of Rossmoor was formed to offer social events and activities for couples of a similar age with shared interests.  For information or to join, contact Membership Chairwomen, Nan Warren at 415-601-8240, or Jan Widdel at 925-944-0812,
You may join the Club at